North Carolina

Welcome to North Carolina

On behalf of the United States Department of Agriculture, I would like to welcome you to the North Carolina Farm Service Agency (FSA) website. It is my hope that you find the information beneficial to your work in developing and growing your farms and ranches.

The FSA serves all farmers, ranchers and agricultural partners through the delivery of effective, efficient agricultural programs for all Americans. That is important in a state like North Carolina that is at the forefront of delivering food and fiber for not only the nation, but the world. The programs provide NC’s 51,000 agricultural operations with the ability to lead in many commodities. As of 2015, agriculture and agribusiness made up for almost 17% of North Carolina’s gross domestic product. That’s nearly $76 billion contributed by food, fiber and forestry industries. Those same industries account for approximately 663,200 of the NC’s four million employees.

The FSA delivered nearly $227.6 million in federal program payments and loans to North Carolina farmers and ranchers during fiscal year 2015. That includes commodity loans, program, conservation and disaster payments, as well as farm loan obligations. North Carolina agriculture benefits greatly from the tireless efforts of our dedicated employees and locally elected County Committees. Please explore the website to learn about our programs and then contact the staff in the local county office to take advantage of our many programs. We look forward to your call or visit.

Thank you,

Bob Etheridge

In The News


County Committee Election Information

Launching the Celebration – 30 Years of Conservation

CRP logo2015 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Conservation Reserve program (CRP) and in recognition of this milestone; FSA has launched a commemorative website. The web address is We hope you’ll visit the site often to take an interactive, cross-country tour and see the nationwide impact of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unfold virtually over the next several months.

USDA-FSA Offers Farm Bill website and Online Overview of Farm Bill Programs

For the latest on 2014 Farm Bill programs administered by FSA, please visit our Farm Bill website at and for an FSA program overview please read, download and/or print our recently posted FSA Farm Bill Fact Sheet titled, What’s in the 2014 Farm Bill for Farm Service Agency Customers?

State Executive Director and State Committee
  • Bob Etheridge, State Executive Director
  • T. Pender Sharp III, Chairman
  • John E. Ashe, Jr., Member
  • Thomas O. Gilmore, Sr., Member
  • Nancy Fish, Member
  • Doane J. Cottle, Member
STC Meeting Dates

November 1, 2016
December 13, 2016

View County Committee Meeting Dates

Holiday Hours

November 11, Veterans Day Holiday(Offices Closed)
November 24, Thanksgiving Day (Offices Closed)


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Call or write to us at:

United States Department of Agriculture
North Carolina State FSA Office
4407 Bland Road, Suite 175
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 875 - 4800